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Marathon

Long distance endurance and strategy

While in Flatwater Racing events, paddlers race on a straight course, Marathon Racing involves paddling sleek racing craft over long distances, on either the flatwater of lakes, and dams, or the flowing water of a river. Traditional Marathon Racing competitions, like ICF World Cup and World Championships, involve a fixed flatwater course with regular portages, where the paddler must carry the canoe or kayak. Each race lasts approximately 3 hours.

Many popular marathons are raced down sections of river, where the paddler must negociate the currents, rapids or weirs, or else portage around these obstacles. Some of these events attract over 2000 athletes each year and are often run inseveral stages over several days.

DOCUMENTS can be found here.

ECA Competitions

15th Vohandu Canoe Marathon
April 18. 2020, Voru, EST
2020 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
July 23. - 26. 2020, Budapest, HUN
2021 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
January 1. 2021, Moscow, RUS
2022 ECA Canoe Marathon European ...
January 1. 2022, Silkeborg, DEN
All competitions

NEWS

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